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Texas Toolkit for OER Course Markings (a living guide): Bibliography

The following resources provide additional information about state legislation and course markings.

Survey and Responses

Nicole Finkbeiner, formerly of OpenStax, created a survey of institutions that allow students to search class schedules for OER, Zero Textbook Cost, No Cost, and Low-Cost Course materials.



About Texas Senate Bill 810

Haricombe, Lorraine. (2017). Message to States: Make OER a Priority. Tex Libris.

Hendrix, Dean. (2017). Advocate for Open. Texas Library Journal, 93(4), 6-7.

Williamson, Daniel. (2017). The Way I See It: New Texas Legislature Bills Encourage OER Use to Increase Student Access. Rice News.

Other Resources

Affordable Learning Georgia. (n.d.). Course Catalog Designators: Administrative Guide.

Chae, Boyoung, Kevin Corcoran, Michael Daly, Ann Fiddler, Jeff Gallant, James Glapa-Grossklag, Amy Hofer, and Michelle Reed. (2019). Price Transparency: State Approaches to OER/No Cost/Low Cost Course Schedule Designators.

Open Oregon Educational Resources. (2018). Archived Webinar: OER Designations in the Schedule System: System Considerations.

Open Oregon Educational Resources. (2018). Evaluating Oregon's Open Educational Resources Designation Requirement.

Portland Community College OER Steering Committee. (2016). Material Costs in the Schedule FAQ.

Washington Community & Technical Colleges. (2019). OER & Low-Cost Labeling: Implementation Guide.


Open Access Book

Marking Open and Affordable Courses Book Cover

Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies is a collaboratively authored open access book that helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as OER or under a low-cost threshold. It summarizes relevant state legislation, provides tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzes technological and process considerations. The first half of the book provides high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second half features case studies of marking initiatives at a variety of institutions.

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OER Course Marking Book Models Best Practices